The festival brings together the City, County and Harbour authorities. It connects our city and coastal communities, landlubbers and seafarers. Combining the Ocean to City Race and Cork Harbour Open Day, there are over 40 different events in the festival for you to enjoy - both on land and on water.
The festival begins the June Bank Holiday Saturday, 30th May, with our 28km flagship race Ocean to City - An Rás Mór. Join thousands of other visitors and watch the hundreds of participants race from Crosshaven to Cork City in a spectacular flotilla.
The Bank Holiday Sunday features Cork Harbour Open Day; embark on a journey and enjoy free harbour tours, sailing tasters, open days at Spike Island and Fort Camden, and lots more.
During festival week we really push the boat out with a range of exciting events including films, talks, a river trail, harbour cruise, seafood market, the dragon boat challenge as well as the chance to row or paddle a boat yourself.
So, join us on our maiden voyage and discover all that our beautiful harbour has to offer!